May 2015

Growing Like Jesus Did

As believers, we are called to grow just as Jesus did, following the example of Jesus as a twelve-year-old boy.



Lessons On Personal Ministry

Ministry is not the responsibility of the professional, or the leader. Ministry is a shared responsibility for all of those in the body of Christ. This message from Romans 12:3-8 speaks about 4 lessons that we need to learn and put into practice in order to faithfully and fruitfully fulfill our ministry calling.



Making A Difference Through Church Planting

Chuck Richardson, the Director of Operations for Ignite Churchplanting, shared the difference that FCC is making in the lives of people by partnering to plant churches in the greater Chicagoland area. All of us make a difference, whether it be in great actions or in small. We are all called to participate in making a […]



Making A Difference Through Southside Pregnancy Center

The Faith Promise representative from Southside Pregnancy Center shared how FCC is making a difference through our support of the organization. Young lives are rescued from abortion. Young mothers are saved from guilt.



Advancing The Kingdom to The World

Don Green, the President of Lincoln Christian University, shared that God has a purpose. His purpose has to do with advancing His Kingdom. That kingdom is both diverse and unified. We are his instrument for advancement. Message by Don Green, the President of Lincoln Christian University.



April 2015

Process

The Bible accomplishes its purpose of leading us to Jesus and equipping us for everything we will face as God’s children through four activities that God’s Word can accomplish: teaching (instruction in proper beliefs), rebuking (clearing up erroneous beliefs), correcting (pointing out misbehavior), and training in righteousness (instruction in right living). The message includes a […]



Power

Scripture is the Word of God, and as such, it speaks to us with the full authority and power of God himself. God Word is inspired in that He, through the work of the Holy Spirit, guided human authors to write His timeless truth.



Zombies, Zonks and Magic Acts: Why The Easter Message Matters

The Resurrection is not just another theological tenet of Christianity. It is what holds Christian theology together, and as such it matters in what we believe and how we live. This message considers 5 contrasts that Paul offers between life without the resurrection, and how the resurrection changes everything.



March 2015

Sharing Your Sustaining Story

We all love a good story, and since God has written us into His story, we all have a story to tell. But we have more than one story to tell. Along with our Salvation Stories, we have Sustaining Stories of events that God has brought us through that give us an opportunity to learn […]



Sharing Your Salvation Story

We all love stories, and we all have a story to tell. The story you have to tell could change someone’s eternity! That story is about how God reach you and brought you into His story.



Who Is Jesus? And Why Does It Matter?

We may pass the test of confession, morality and sacrificial love, but the most important test to define a believer is “Who is Jesus?” Answering that quesetion correctly is a matter of eternal life. John is very clear that Jesus is the Christ, fully divine, yet fully human. However, this test question is not just […]



That’s the Spirit!

God’s Spirit within us gives us the capacity to discern the truth from error and the reality of our spiritual condition.